At TIA, we know our strongest asset is our extensive and committed bank of entrepreneur mentors. Made up of alumni, parents, and community members, our mentors bring a wealth of experience, from successes and failures, in the startup world. It’s their experience that allows them to guide our student entrepreneurs to develop the insight, attention to detail, and dedication that they’ll need, not by lecturing them or giving out the answers, but by spurring them to action and fueling their passion. We asked a few of our mentors to provide updates on their companies and we would like to share those with you. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.
LYFE Mobile – Charlie Lambropoulos ’07
In May, the ad tech start-up I co-founded, LYFE, was sold to Blinkx, a video search technology company. It took 2.5 years to build LYFE, which is a mobile real time bidding and data management advertising platform and had 12 employees in Santa Monica, CA. We all now work for Blinkx, where I am Sr. Director of Business Operations and our team is working to help the company strengthen their programmatic ad products. Working for a larger company has definitely been a major transition, but it is exciting to have the chance to further scale the technology we created over the last few years.